24 thoughts on “Day 3, Page 31”

  1. Not to complain, because I get the perspective you’re going for, but the body proportions look off in panel four with Mace’s torso looking way short. The panel also disrupts the flow a little bit seeing as Mace and Silvain’s relative positions are the same in panels three and five (with Silvain hovering over Mace) but different in panel four. I dunno, just my take on things.

    Other than that, I love the page! Silvain is quite smooth, isn’t he? I love the detail of him just slipping off his shoes as he gets on the bed, already undressing his lover. Hot hot hot. I also love that Mace is already hard at that point. That kind of chemistry is such a turn on!

      1. If that’s true, this wouldn’t be called a comment section. It’s considered rude to give negative feed back w/out constructive criticism. This person has given their reasonable opinion, please don’t frown them upon doing so. I don’t see anywhere on this website that the creator dislikes criticism (constructive or non)

      2. I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. You do view the criticism I gave as constructive, judging by your word choice, and constructiveness is usually viewed as a positive thing. How is it rude to give someone something positive? It’s not like I’m demanding the artist to do anything about it so it really shouldn’t inconvenience or trouble them in any way…

        1. Constructive crit can be great and useful for sure. The key word here is it being ‘unsolicited,’ as in not asked for. I’ve come from other forums with artists who have strong views about this but of course not everyone minds. Still, I think most artists can agree that sharing artwork is a very vulnerable feeling because it’s so personal. Outside of a professional realm, it’s a good general guide to offer constructive crit only if an artist asks you for it. Not a finite rule, but you’ll notice most other comments do not do it.

          1. I guess we’ve moved in different art communities then. In my experience, independent artists (especially if they’re self-taught) often feel like they are learning as they go along, sometimes even sharing their work purposely to get feedback. (I’ve done this myself.)

            I know that’s likely not exactly the case here, but the opportunity for direct interactions between the content creator and the readers can be an amazing thing. Putting your work out there is always a risk, and since there are ways for creators to protect themselves on their own platforms (comment guidelines etc.), I usually expect the artist to be able to handle constructive criticism unless otherwise indicated.

            Some people do art as a hobby and the enjoyment they get from it is the sole purpose. If the goal is to be able to work in the field or sell your art, however, honing your craft is so important. As an art hobbyist, I do get what you mean about being vulnerable. Still, especially in some cases, worrying too much over hurt feelings can be damaging in the long run.

          2. It depends on the artist generally. If you go back a dozen pages (or so) to one showing a police officer riding English on a horse at the parade, I gently criticized that his feet weren’t correctly placed and showed a photo of how they should be placed. I’m an English equestrian, so certain things stick out like a sore thumb (are the feet correct, hands in the proper grip, saddle in the proper spot on the horse for English, helmet placed correctly, etc.) If not, I’m going to gently point it out with a picture to aid you. People who don’t ride horses won’t catch those things; I WILL.

          3. Yes that would work in a totalitarian world.

            Part of submitting your art work online or anywhere else is to confront your work to any opinion the public will have. It is actually why the author
            is doing it. To tell her story, entertain people but also test their opinions on her work. This is how artists improve themselves even if it’s sometimes painful or unfair, which is not even the case of Rosasusannah’s comment. If the author didn’t want to have unsolicited critics, she wouldn’t even post her comics in the first place. She would keep it for herself and only show it to a group of people that will always praise her and never confront her to any of the visual mistakes she can make. That way, the day she will have to face real professional, she will be crushed because god, being in the professional line is like swimming in a sharks pool. Jury of festivals, contest and editors don’t chew their words, if you are lucky to get just one. Most of the time, they won’t even look at your work.

            And yes, most of the comments here are favorable because it’s a good story. Doesn’t mean that we all think the same, have to think the same, only write positive comments.

            To quote Voltaire: “Whoever is a little of a public figure is sure to be one day denigrate”. It is this way for politics, arts, online post, thinking wave and even unsolicited critics in a forum.

            I understand you wish everyone to enjoy this hot page like you do and feel hurt when someone doesn’t feel the same about something you obviously adore. But be a little open-minded that every one will have a different experience, based on their life, experience and visual culture; that some might have caught a detail you didn’t see, will be bothered by it, to the point it will actually ruin all their fun, and will want to share their concern because it is in the interest of the artist to avoid this kind of situation. We are human, the author knows her art isn’t perfect and that is why she needs her fans to promote her, support her and also tell her when she do wrong, because that would be honest and true.

            But going around telling some “fy” and deciding for the author that she can actually take an unsolicited artistic critics is probably more rude to her and this forum that a friendly comments about a tiny perspective mistake.

    1. I was thinking the same… However what you might have believed to be the beginning of Mace’s shoulder being kissed by Silvain, (which I did in first glance), is in fact the bottom of his pectoral. Which would made the size of Mace’s torso correct on the proportion. What is confusing the visual reading, as you point out, is that Silvain is in panel 3 and 5 kissing M’s face, and suddenly he is on M’s nipples on panel 4. But we can also consider that it’s not happening in an instant and they both can move around between 3, 4 and 5.

  2. Yes, please do.

    Make the most of the little time left before the flight. No reason spending time on coffee or anything, and Mace already/still have what is needed next to the bed.

    Love Mace’s piercings.. and the details you put in showing veins xD

  3. Why do I feel like this is the first time we get to full frontal from you? You don’t have to answer that. I’ll go back, and check for myself. Just felt like sharing that. :)

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